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Latest News: Jazz

 Interview, Will Todd on his Jazz Missa Brevis

by David Smith

The composer Will Todd talks to David about his new album of jazz-infused choral works, pairing a set of Passiontide works with a new Missa Brevis.

 Artist Anthologies, 3-disc Essential Albums Collection

by Chris O'Reilly

February 2019 sees the release of 20 concise artist anthologies which will appeal to both jazz connoisseurs and act as a perfect introduction to new audiences of Post-Bop, Big Band, Soul-Jazz, Bebop, Vocal, Jazz Guitar, Acid Jazz, Fusion, Latin Jazz and Piano Jazz.

 Reissues Round-up, ECM Touchstone Series

by Chris O'Reilly

In 2019 ECM celebrates its fiftieth anniversary, which prompts reflections upon the journey so far. The Touchstones series of reissues highlights albums made along the way and includes many recordings which now count as milestones in the history of jazz and improvisation.

 Announcement, Introducing Presto Jazz

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces the latest addition to the Presto website - a new department dedicated to Jazz recordings.